AESA and MCAQD Co-Host 5th Annual Air Quality Seminar

JEMA Staff

The Arizona Environmental Strategic Alliance and the Maricopa County Air Quality Department co-hosted the 5th consecutive annual one-day Air Quality Permit Compliance Assistance Seminar on September 28th, 2017, at the Maricopa County Security Building in Phoenix, AZ. Over 130 registered attendees, representing 76 organizations, from at least 4 counties, participated in the one-day seminar.

Attendees heard presentations on a wide range of air quality topics, including: Current Air Quality Status, presented by Phil McNeely, MCAQD Director; "Planning: Rule Updates", presented by Hether Krause, MCAQD; "Permitting", presented by Richard Sumner, MCAQD; "Phoenix 2050 Environmental Sustainability Goals", presented by Rosanne Albright and Job Gibbs, City of Phoenix; "Emissions Bank/Reduction Credits", presented by Hanna Valenzuela, MCAQD; "New Equipment Considerations", presented by Robert Mills, PING; "Performance Testing", presented by Quyen Nguyen, MCAQD; "Management of Change", presented by Paul Holzman, Honeywell Aerospace; "Science of Air Quality", presented by Dr. Ron Pope/Ira Domsky, MCAQD; "Managing Compliance at a Title V Site", Craig McCurry/Geetha Shankar, Intel; "Business Assistance and Outreach", presented by Scott Tallini/Stephanie Whitney, MCAQD; "Compliance/Enforcement", presented by Kimberly Butler, MCAQD; and a "Final Q&A Panel", with MCAQD Director and Division Managers; and "Closing Remarks", presented by Dr. Nick Hild, ASU.

The educational, mentoring, and educational event supports several of the primary goals of the Alliance, including to mentor and educate Arizona small businesses by providing regulatory compliance assistance, and fostering working relationships and communication between regulators and industry. For more information contact the Alliance at 480-422-7392 or visit the Alliance website at

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